Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: Labor Day Fun, Storytimes, Honey Festival September 4-8

Traditionally speaking, the day after Labor Day marks the first day of school for many Philly kids. But, just because school is starting does not mean that the fun has to end. Quite the contrary, as our event calendar is filled with many ways to spend time with the family.

Start the week off by celebrating Labor Day with roller skating at Blue Cross RiverRink, touring the exhibits at the Museum of the American Revolution, or visiting the penguins at Adventure Aquarium. Squeeze in time to listen to stories at free events held at Reading Terminal Market, Big Blue Marble Bookstore, or Smith. Older kids can enjoy spending the evening seeing the trains at the Marshall Steam Museum while kids of all ages can learn about honey-making at Glen Foerd during part of the Philadelphia Honey Festival. Don't forget about West Chester's Swingin' Summer Thursdays as well as University City's Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll.

Since summer technically doesn't end until mid-September, make the most of these sunny days by spending family time together. Because, before you know it, everything will be pumpkin-flavored!

Monday, September 4

Labor Day Celebration- Philadelphia, PA
End summer with some patriotic fun at Franklin Square. Enjoy the Lightening Bolt Express Train as well as the opportunity to play a round of mini-golf or to take a spin on the Parx Liberty Carousel, for a fee.

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Tuesday, September 5

Storytime at Children's Book World- Haverford, PA
Head to Children's Book World and spend some time listening to stories during its monthly storytime.

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Wednesday, September 6

Little Explorers Toddler Program- Philadelphia, PA
Young ones can explore the world around them at Bartram's Garden. During this session featuring a Summer Harvest Celebration theme, children can participate in a variety of activities including story and snack time.

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Thursday, September 7

Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll- Philadelphia, PA
Lots of dollar deals await families as they stroll along Baltimore Avenue between 43rd and 52nd Streets in University City. In addition to some great bargains, folks can expect street performers, family entertainment, and live music

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Friday, September 8

Straw Maze at Woodmere- Philadelphia, PA
It's opening day for the Straw Maze at Woodmere Art Museum. Be among the first to wander throughout the maze, and celebrate at with an opening reception.

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Photo courtesy of Bartram's Gardens

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza
Prospect Park (at Grand Army Plaza) - 8:00 AM Pick
Fishing at Orchard Lake
Linvilla Orchard - 9:00 AM Pick
Virtual Fete Day
Elfreth’s Alley Museum - 1:00 PM Pick
Car Hop Cinema and Dining at Coach Meeting House
Coach Meeting House - 8:00 PM Pick
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